One of the two soda fountains that are still in existence in our readership area is in the front of the store at Mantua Station Drugs on Rt. 44 opposite the High School. Co-owner Norm Sadowski says that they had it installed when they built the building. It originally came from Quaker Square in Akron when they were renovating. According to Norm, ‘The Quaker Square people didn’t know what they were going to do with it; we made a bid on it and they sold it to us lock stock and barrel. I felt that, historically, pharmacies had soda fountains and we wanted to preserve that historic, antique quality in our new pharmacy. To be sure it is not exactly a profit maker, but for history’s sake we wanted to have it as part of our store. "
Middlefield Activities Committee held their Annual Summerfest this past Saturday and it went off without a hitch. In past years, the event was held at the Municipal Center, this year it was moved to Harrington Square Mall Parking Lot. They roped off a section of the far parking lot for venders, creating a make- shift midway that housed plenty of vendors, an inflatable slide and a bounce house.
Alvin “Creepy” Karpis' successful train heist in Garrettsville, lead to the first arrest made by J. Edgar Hoover, and catapulted Hoover and his G-Men into national prominence, and helping secure the Garfield school mascot name of G-Men.